Hometown: Cardiff & Newport, WLS, UK
Genres: Rock / Pop Punk / Alternative
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Members: Glenn Smith - Vocals/Guitar, Robin Yorkshire - Bass, Craig Smith - Keyboards/Vocals, Chris Robinson - Guitar, Michael Robinson - Drums
The Motive originally from Cardiff and Newport,
Made up with two sets of brothers, Glenn and Craig Smith, Michael and Chris Robinson, and the newest addition to the family Robin Yorkshire.
Glenn and Michael met in college later becoming very close friends, eventually spring last year forming the unit "The Motive". The Motive worked hard on their debut album ' IT'S NOT JUST A JOURNEY...'generating a lot of local media interest and gaining excellent reviews.
Recorded at Machine Rooms, Culverhouse Cross with top producers who have worked alongside numerous big names including Manic Street Preachers and the late great Stuart Cable to name a few.
"Good fun, but it doesn't take itself too seriously and if that's how you approach it then IÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂm sure you will enjoy the 'Journey'. Cardiff youngster's having a ball and showing that they can write and perform a track or twoÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ .WATCH THIS SPACE."
Chris Phillips - BRFM
Since the release of their debut album, The Motive have performed at many great shows across the country leaving an imprint wherever they go.
July 2011 seen The Motive perform as the showcase band for their first ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂPlugged InÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ show (organised by the established JAR Music Live) at the great London O2 Academy2 Islington.
Earlier in 2011 The Motive went head to head at the ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂCardiff Library, Battle of the BandsÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ against some of the best unsigned bands and acts in South Wales. This competition opened an opportunity for the band to win a slot at the prestigious 2011 Wales/Cardiff LGBT Mardi Gras at the end of the summer in coopers field, in front of the thousands of supporters that go to the festival every year.
The final was judged by a group of music professionals, festival organisers and representatives from the Cardiff council. The Motive won the competition and later went to put on an unforgettable performance in front of the many people and followers of the festival.
You can see some footage of their performance here:
Other Highlights Include:
ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ Barry Tall Ships Rock Festival, September 2011.
ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ Penarth Festival, July 2011
ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ Ely Festival, June 2011/2010
Invited to HEADLINE the London O2 Academy
Islington march 2012
ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ Cardiff Radio, BRfm Radio, Bro Radio Shows.
The Motive are currently working on establishing themselves across the UK, as well as writing new material for their newest project!. You can hear some of their new tracks at any one of their live shows.
With a drive for performing and a passion to entertain, The Motive are guaranteed to keep you on your toes and constantly exceed all expectations.